Quality series A Certain Magical Index has just received its new 2nd ED in episode 20, shown below in high-def quality.
A Certain Magical Index 2nd ED
[誓い言 〜スコシだけもう一度〜] (Oath~Just a little bit once more~), by IKU
IKU is the same singer from the 1st ED, Rimless ~Fuchinashi no Sekai~ (she apparently loves using ‘~’ in her song titles), so it should sound somewhat familiar.
Toradora! 2nd ED
[オレンジ] (Orange), by Rie Kugiyama, Yui Horie, Eri Kitamura (Taiga, Minori, Ami)
Both EDs show symptoms of being 2nd ED sequences (which usually receive less attention to quality than the original), although this is perhaps more noticeable in the Toradora! ED.
Personally, I prefer both the animation and music to the series’ 1st EDs, even though I do enjoy both of the new songs also.
The Index ED does still possess high animation quality as the 1st ED did (although not up to the level of Index‘s praying / running scenes), showing again that this is one of those newer shows whose Blu-ray releases are decidedly a must for the hardened fan.